PHARMACIST I: Full-Time on 1st & 2nd Shifts


SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Senior Clinical Director, Associate Director

TITLES SUPERVISED: Pharmacy Technician I & II, Lead Pharmacy Technician


PURPOSE OF POSITION: To compound and dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals for patient care and to review prescriptions issued by the physician to assure accuracy and determine formulas and ingredients needed for the Pharmacy of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents. To answer questions and provide information to pharmacy customers on drug interactions, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals.

·Compliance - Patient Services Staff
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in Compliance efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Interprofessional Practice:
Demonstrates consistent integration of the Interprofessional Practice Model (IPM) in all aspects of practice.
·Medication Orders
Evaluate orders based on patient's weight, allergy history and compatibilities. Properly record orders in the patient profile. Complete medication orders without error and ready for delivery with the next run. Clarify and resolve problem orders: Contact the physician or nurse as needed and pass information on to the next shift R.PH. Detect all problem medication orders, generate appropriate alternatives and effect change in patient care.
·Intravenous Preparations
Train other pharmacists and technicians in the unit dose and Intravenous (IV) areas. Prepare all IV preparations (TPN, central lines, antibiotics, chemotherapy) and respiratory therapy syringes in accordance with departmental guidelines; check for errors and ensure delivery according to policy.
·Chemotherapy Orders
Process Chemotherapy orders and have dosages and calculations checked by two Pharmacists. R.PH. must use currently accepted precautions when preparing chemotherapy (gowns, gloves, chemotherapy mat), prepare Chemotherapy in the appropriate hood and use calculations indicated on the chemotherapy patient cardex.
·Policies and Procedures
Follow Sterile Products Policy at all times (hand washing, hood cleaning, placement of bottles).
·Serve as a Resource
Use current appropriate references to ascertain correct and complete answers to medication related questions (time to draw serum concentrations for various medications, drug compatibilities and interactions, appropriate drug product selection and dosing for patient weight and age). Review patient data, at the request of a physician or the pharmacy clinical staff, make a therapeutic assessment and make appropriate pharmacokinetics recommendations. Handle questions and problems in a professional manner, particularly on the telephone and at the window. Anticipate and analyze conflict situations and take preventative or corrective action. Identify concerns to appropriate persons and assist in problem solving and decision making. Function in any area in the central pharmacy where an R.PH. is needed. Take administrative initiative to handle problems when supervisor is not available. Function as an informational resource for the institution.

Skills & Competencies
Using time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them.
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Knowledge of Field - Intrm
Knowledge of regulations, procedures and best practices in field
·Medical Terminology - Basic
Basic knowledge of medical terminology
·Scientific Terminology - Basic
Basic knowledge of scientific terminology
Ability to supervise others
Possess finger dexterity, manual dexterity and motor coordination necessary to manipulate necessary tools/objects
Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
·Professional Demeanor
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor
·Analysis - Basic
Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgments and recommendations
·Math Skills
Mathematical ability sufficient to perform basic and routine calculations
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

·Bachelor of Pharmacy
·Pharmacist License

·Related Experience